Temperature Hits Record High on Downright Balmy February Day

Summertime, are you here already?

The temperature pushed the high end of the 70s Thursday afternoon, the fourth day in February during which the mercury has broken into those figures.

At nearby Dulles International Airport, the thermometer hit 76 degrees at 2 p.m. — breaking the previous Feb. 23 record, set in 1985, by 3 degrees. It is the second-highest February temperature ever recorded at the airport, since records began in 1963.

Around Reston, residents could be seen enjoying the unseasonable warmth as they have been for the past several days — biking, running on trails, gathering around Lake Anne, working outdoors and altogether just soaking in a February unlike others in recent memory.

The forecast for the next few days shows high temperatures dropping to the 50s Sunday and Monday, only to go back up mid-week as February turns to March.

So, what do you think about this weather? Would you like to see it continue?

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